3 Alternatives To Skype In The UAE That You May Not Have Thought Of

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Skype was acting up over the holidays and this week we got the official nod from both Skype, Etisalat and Du that the handy communications app was blocked in the UAE.

Unlicenced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Services, or free online calling services, are not supported in the UAE, so here are your alternatives...

(Etisalat and Du ARE offering unlimited calling services - Botim and C’Me - but full access comes with a fee)

Here are three options: 

1. BOTIM - Unblocked Video Call and Voice Call

This one has been recommended by Etisalat, it's free to download but you need to subscribe to an unlimited calling plan for either AED50 or AED100 depending if it's a subscription for your mobile or your home. There are reports of connection disruption, so jury is out whether it's worth the price tag.

Link to app here

To know more about these internet calling packs, click here for du and here for Etisalat

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2. C'Me - Voice & Video Calls

Another option recommended by both Etisalat and Du, this allows you to call, video message and video call your friends at a cost.

To know more about these internet calling packs, click here for du and here for Etisalat

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3. Videolink2.me

This is a really useful link and the beauty is you can set it up in no time. Just send the link to the person you want to video chat and you're good to go.

Link here

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Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.

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